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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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Ranked #8 of 134 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Owner description: Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de... more » Owner description: Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima. « less
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dallas
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was ambivalent when a local man offered to take us to the Monasterio de Santo Domingo-but he said he had seen it 50 times and wanted to see it again..so I had to go. The tour, which was available in English, was delightful. There was so much more to the Monastery than the catacombs. The library was outstanding with... More

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Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful monastery with the option of climbing the bell tower to get a bit of a view of the city. I can recommend it highly if you have some time to spend in the center of Lima.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The guide was the cuttest person ever, direct, with good informations, speaking in english and spanish! The monastery is beautiful, specially for the architecture, that is incredible! Really worth the visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was very impressed how they ran the library and university in 15th centery, and also they have one very beautiful garden.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really enjoyed this architectural wonder with tiles from the 1600's and gorgeous paintings, a library and of course the sanctum dedicated to Santa Rosa de Lima. Not to be missed!

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres are the main two characters featured in this monastery. Great monk choir too

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very nice place to visit. They have a tour that lasts an hour. Interesting architectural and historical facts.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is great... like a church, a museum, gallery and cemetery all rolled into one... beautiful building and some amazing restoration work going on there. I think it was only 7 soles per person and that includes a guide. We only had to wait about 10 minutes for an English speaking guide... Spanish speaking might have been no wait. It's... More

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The monastery is beautiful. Be sure to see the room especially for the admiration of Santa Rosa. The Spanish tiles are exquisite and impressive in their dated history. The paintings are a lovely history of the monastery and the church in this region.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

a lovely place to visit - no photos allowed inside - but great décor and the crypts are quite eerie with loads of remains visible

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